How to Block a Doorway and Turn It Into a Solid Wall
My husband and I bought our first ever house in July. As soon as we saw the hallway, we knew there were too many doors and this particular door was no use to us, it looked like an afterthought when the house was built. As we were decorating the hallway, we decided to close off the doorway and turn it into a solid wall. This is what we did.
Here is the door, it was an entry to a little space which was connected to the kitchen, I think it may have been planned as a pantry but as we are planning to renovate the whole kitchen and knock some walls down, we will not need this door.
First, I ripped out the fram using a crow bar. This was so much fun to do!! Once the door and the frame was out, I knocked off some loose cement.
My husband then made a frame from some 4 x 2 timber and screwed it to the wall, making sure it was all level.
We then screwed on the plaster board. Once the plasterboard was securely on, the plasterers came to plaster (skim) the wall
Once the wall was skimmed, we left it to dry for 2 days.
Once dry, the wall was nice and smooth and was ready to be painted.
Here is the wall after the makeover!!
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